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|AutoNation Announces Total Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales of 29,596 in December 2013, a 6% Increase versus December 2012, Highest December Total Retail New Vehicle Unit Sales since 2001(1)|
Total retail new vehicle unit sales in the fourth quarter of 2013, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, were 77,964, an increase of 9% as compared to the fourth quarter of 2012. Same-store retail new vehicle unit sales in the fourth quarter of 2013 were 74,424, an increase of 4% compared to the fourth quarter of 2012. Total retail new vehicle unit sales for
Total retail new vehicle unit sales for full year 2013, as reported to the applicable automotive manufacturers, were 296,419, an increase of 11% as compared to full year 2012. Same-store retail new vehicle unit sales were 285,236, an increase of 6% as compared to full year 2012. Total retail new vehicle unit sales for
1 As compared to prior total retail new vehicle unit sales recorded in accordance with GAAP on a continuing operations basis.
The information provided in this news release is based on sales reports provided by our stores to the applicable automotive manufacturers and is provided on a continuing operations basis. These reports are prepared based on the standards established by the applicable automotive manufacturers, which differ from GAAP revenue recognition and other requirements and are based on the time periods set by the automotive manufacturers for reporting monthly sales (which generally differ from the calendar month). As a result, our operating results calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP, including our new vehicle unit sales, may differ materially from any results expressed or implied by the information provided in our monthly sales reports and summarized in this news release and future news releases. In addition, new vehicle unit sales are subject to seasonal trends. Consequently, new vehicle unit sales for a particular month are not necessarily indicative of results to be expected for a full quarter or year. Please refer to our public filings with the
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